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Web Trend Map 4 Goes Interactive, Drops July 14th

Web Trend Map 4 Goes Interactive, Drops July 14th

UPDATE: According to a recent iA Twitter update the interactive Web Trend Map 4 will open for beta testers tomorrow if it can solve some server problems.

We were very excited earlier this year when RWW made its way onto the latest edition of the Web Trend Map. For those of you unfamiliar with this map, it “plots the Internet’s leading names…

DARPA Hires Company to Build a Machine Reader That Scours the Web

DARPA Hires Company to Build a Machine Reader That Scours the Web

The intelligence community is inputting data to the Web at an amazing rate. That mountain of data can be overwhelming to mere humans who are trying to read through pages and pages of information to pinpoint exactly what they’re after. Mark Rutherford of CNET News reports that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has hired a…

Non-Programmers Can Create an iPhone Newsreader App With TapLynx

Non-Programmers Can Create an iPhone Newsreader App With TapLynx

Have you ever wanted to create an iPhone app, but can’t code your way out of a wet paper bag? Users of NewsGator’s NetNewsWire iPhone news reader will have to wait a little longer for the next version of that application because its creator, Brent Simmons, has been busy working on a new iPhone framework called TapLynx. The goal of TapLynx is to…

One Million Numbers Strong, Google Voice Prepares for Takeoff

One Million Numbers Strong, Google Voice Prepares for Takeoff

Earlier this year RWW reported that Google had made plans for the telephony service it acquired in July, 2007 called GrandCentral. GrandCentral was reborn as Google Voice, which includes all of GrandCentral’s features and much more. Google Voice’s free service will allow users to unify all of their phone numbers and transfer calls to all of their…

Open Source Bridge is a Huge Success

Open Source Bridge is a Huge Success

When the open source convention OSCON decided to move from Portland, Oregon to San Jose last year, the open source citizens of Portland set about developing their very own “conference for developers working with open source technologies and for people interested in learning the open source way”. And since Portland is a hub of the open source…

Google to Launch Microblogging Search Engine?

Google to Launch Microblogging Search Engine?

Microblogging has become a very popular way for people to share news and information or even live-blog events in real time, but if you have ever tried to search through services like Twitter using only Google, the Twitter native search or any number of other services, you know how difficult it can be to find exactly what you’re after. Today the…

The Smoke Clears on Palm Pre’s First Weekend in the Wild

The Smoke Clears on Palm Pre’s First Weekend in the Wild

Official sales figures are not out yet, but if its sold-out status at virtually every Sprint and Best Buy retailer is any indication, then the much anticipated debut of the Palm Pre (and the new webOS) is a smashing success. Bloomberg.com is reporting that Palm may sell as many as 150,000 Pre phones this weekend and that number is likely to rise…

Social Networks Around the World

Social Networks Around the World

Italian PR professional and former Microsoft Italy marketer Vincenzo Cosenza sent us an interesting visualization today. Below is a map of the world, showing the most popular social networks by country. The map was built using Alexa and Google Trends for Website traffic data in June 2009 and we think it shows some interesting trends. After…

Is Twitter Really That Big?

Is Twitter Really That Big?

Web security SaaS company Purewire evaluated the profiles of millions of Twitter users to show the depth of a new tool it has created called Tweet Grade. While the tool itself is not unlike numerous other Twitter grading services, the company has uncovered some very interesting user statistics. It seems as though far fewer people are actually…

Easily PutACart on Popular Social Websites and Blogs

Easily PutACart on Popular Social Websites and Blogs

If you have a blog, Website or Web 2.0 application and want to add an online shopping cart to sell any type of product, you should take a look at PutACart. The company promises that you “can have products online in less then 3 minutes and can manage products and orders just as easily”. It even works on social networking sites such as Facebook…

LouderVoice Releases Android Application

LouderVoice Releases Android Application

This weekend Ireland based reviewing platform LouderVoice announced that it has launched its first private beta application for the Google Android platform. It is the first Irish Android application and one of the very first reviewing applications on the platform. The application is “all about writing and finding reviews when you are out and…

Evernote for Blackberry Review

Evernote for Blackberry Review

Note-taking, cataloging, and bookmarking service Evernote divides people. Either people love it or meh…not so much. Many of us fell into the latter category and never really used it until we learned the popular service became available for Blackberry users. Currently the Evernote for BlackBerry requires BlackBerry OS 4.6, but the company…

Real Time Noise and Air Quality Monitoring Over Mobile Internet

Real Time Noise and Air Quality Monitoring Over Mobile Internet

Air pollution is one of the number one factors that affect our quality of life and health. Currently, pollutants are measured at different stations in a city and that data is aggregated to a single number (the air quality index) and published once a day on a website. There is not enough data that gets gathered to evaluate air quality in a given…

Iran Blocks Facebook Prior to Upcoming Presidential Election

Iran Blocks Facebook Prior to Upcoming Presidential Election

There are reports today that Iran has blocked Facebook, apparently to “prevent supporters of the leading opposition candidate from using the site for his campaign”. Opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi has more than 5200 supporters on the popular social networking site and is said to be gaining momentum against current Islamic Republic of Iran…